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VA’S OIG MONTHLY MISHAP REPORT OUT

As usual, misbehaving VA patients locked up in the Psyche ward are doing everything in their power to screw up bonus checks for the Lyons, New Jersey, VA Medical Center’s head honcho.  In a deliberate attempt to sandbag his chance  at … Continue reading

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NEW VA OVERSIGHT IN CONFERENCE SPENDING

After it was divulged that VA Human Resources personnel were treated to not one, but two shindigs in Orlando involving millions of dollars, VA has admitted to taking steps that will curb about half the abuses cited. They did admit, … Continue reading

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FALLOUT FROM ORLANDO

After reading the writing on the wall and knowing what the new personnel progress report was going to say, Chief of Karaoke John Gingrich reluctantly threw in the towel and announced his intention to fall on his sword for the good of … Continue reading

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AFGE OUTTAKES

An AFGE photographer just sent me this outtake he was getting ready to throw away. Fortunately he decided immortalizing one of VA’s finest Human Resources managers on celluloid was almost a crime to pass up. Hence I received this. Apparently the … Continue reading

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MUSICAL CHAIRS AT VA HR OFFICE

Gee. I remember this. In the Air Force when you were the poor O-2 wearing the slats and screwed up, off to Thule AFB, Greenland it was. They must have had a lot of openings up there in Air Force Purgatory  … Continue reading

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$43,018 Orlando conference cash “awards” to VA employees

Small chunks of information in the VA OIG investigative report, released on Sept. 30, 2012, reveal a great deal about the dysfunctional management of the VA at the highest levels. In FY 2011, 15 VA employees received cash awards for … Continue reading

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FOIA– SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE BONUS PROGRAM 2010

I bet you always wondered what those “bonuses” amounted to when mentioned by vA for service above and beyond the call of duty. Well, pilgrim, an FOIA can move mountains. I received this several weeks ago and my addled brain tells me … Continue reading

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VACO*–THE NEVERLAND RANCH IN ORLANDO

As the HR honcho queried, ” Have you had a good time? Is this the best conference ever? Yeaaaaah!” For $5 million US, it better have been. The Under Secretary for Karaoke  Allison Hickey was even there. Absent from the video … Continue reading

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vA WATER COOLERS AT ORLANDO HR CONFERENCE

This just in from an AFGE union member and photographer who works for the Central Office. He wishes to remain anonymous but forwarded this picture he took of the water cooler in the atrium where they were holding their cheese tasting: … Continue reading

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DOUBLE SECRET RESTRICTION

Remember Dean Wormer on Animal House putting the Fraternity on “Double Secret Restriction”? Well, the same appears to be happening here. Detective Eric always gets his man and he’s appointing a panel of senior officials (unnamed at present) who will finally get … Continue reading

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